The most powerful limit skill.
Final Fantasy Tactics description
Cherry Blossom (桜華狂咲, Ōka Kyōshō?, lit. Cherry Blossom Rabid Bloom), also known as Chaos Thrust, is a recurring ability in the series. It is commonly associated with Freya Crescent, although Cloud Strife also occasionally uses it.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Causes Non-elemental damage to all enemies.
Cherry Blossom is an ability for Freya, learned for 40 AP from the Obelisk and Kain's Lance. It costs 46 MP to use and deals non-elemental magic damage to all enemies equal to 150% of Freya's normal attack.
Chaos Thrust is the level 50 Lancer ability, comboing from Disembowel, dealing extra damage if the target is hit from behind as well as inflicting a damage over time debuff.
Cherry Blossom is an ability of the Soldier class, unique to Cloud, learned for 1,200 JP (2,500 JP in the WotL version). It has a range of 3, effect of 3, and speed of 5. Due to it having such a long Charge Time, it may never see action in actual gameplay.
Two versions of Cherry Blossom exist as Soul Breaks.
The first version is a Super Soul Break available to Freya from the Dragon Knight's Greatcoat (IX) relic. It deals three ranged physical wind-elemental attacks to all targets and causes Freya's jump attacks to land instantly for three turns. Freya's Cherry Blossom costs two bars from the Soul Break gauge to perform and can eventually be mastered once accumulating enough experience into the Dragon Knight's Greatcoat (IX) relic.
The second version is an Overstrike Soul Break available to Cloud from the Materia Blade (T) relic. The ability deals massive fire, ice, and lightning elemental damage to a single target and can break the damage cap. Cloud's Cherry Blossom costs two bars from the Soul Break gauge to perform in battle. It can eventually be mastered once accumulating enough experience into the Materia Blade (T) relic and grants a bonus to Cloud's base attack stat by 10 points.
One of Freya's cards can use Cherry Blossom. For two Lightning CP, the discard of a Freya card and Dulling Freya, Cherry Blossom deals 2000 damage to the opponent for each card the player controls with Dragoon as their name or job.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
桜、さくら、or サクラ?) or cherry blossom, is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata. Sakura are an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life, an aspect of Japanese cultural tradition that is often associated with Buddhistic influence, and which is embodied in the concept of mono no aware.A sakura (
The kanji for "Ōka/Sakurabana" via the second kanji is written with 華 instead of 花, which somewhat changes its meaning and context.